AFL Live Port Adelaide Power vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 4 Match will be kick off at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Saturday 25 April 2015 online, 19.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
A re-match of the pulsating preliminary final of 2014 that saw Hawthorn win by three points. The Power notched their first win of the season over North Melbourne in round 3 whilst the Hawks are chugging along at 2-1.
The Hawks are set to welcome back speedster Brad Hill who missed last week with concussion whilst usual suspects Jono O’Rourke, Jonathan Simpkin, Angus Litherland and James Sicily are performing well in the reserves. Port is set to have ruckman Matthew Lobbe for his first game of the year but will be without Ollie Wines (broken wrist). Paul Stewart dominated in the SANFL and is deserving of a chance should opportunity arise.
Port have had the toughest opening to 2015 losing to Sydney and Fremantle and then defeating North Melbourne in a tight one last round. They rank second in disposals, third in marks, first in uncontested possessions, but 16th in points and 18th in contested possessions. Hawthorn have demolished Geelong and the Bulldogs this year but did lose a close one to Essendon in round two to sit fourth on the ladder. They rank first in disposals, second in kicks and first in points per game this season.
Jarryd Roughead v Alipate Carlile – the big Hawks forward has kicked 11 goals in his past two games against Port. Port have given up multiple goals to key forwards in all three games this season – three to Ben Brown, Lance Franklin and four goals to Matthew Pavlich. The 28-year old Hawk has kicked 11 goals this season including seven against the Dogs last weekend.
Port Adelaide and Hawthorn have met 29 times with Port holding the advantage 16-13. The Hawks have won six of their last seven games (4-3 against the line) vs the Power. The Hawks average 125 points in their last seven games against the Power whilst five of their last six match-ups have totalled over 185-points. Port Adelaide has won ten of their 14 games (9-5 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval. The Hawks are 1-1 (1-1 against the line) at the Adelaide Oval. The Hawks are 8-4 head-to-head (7-5 at the line) when on the road (other than in Launceston) since the start of 2013.
Port is one of the most attacking teams in the competition with a counter-attacking game plan that centres around daring run and carry style which has proved to be effective in the recent past against Hawthorn. It is always fraught with danger though, with the Swans showing that a big focus on pressure can unsettle them. The Hawks are one of the best pressure teams in the competition, control the ball better than anyone and have a forward line full of options. The straight out win and line look the best play for them. Also, weather permitting this one should feature plenty of points.
Port Adelaide Power :
B Jack Hombsch, Alipate Carlile, Jackson Trengove
HB Jasper Pittard, Tom Jonas, Matthew Broadbent
C Jared Polec, Brad Ebert, Kane Mitchell
HF Robbie Gray, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F Patrick Ryder, Jay Schulz, Matt White
FOLL Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Hamish Hartlett
I/C Nathan Krakouer, Aaron Young, Angus Monfries, Kane Cornes
EMG Brendon Ah Chee, Jake Neade, Paul Stewart
IN Matthew Lobbe, Kane Cornes
OUT Brendon Ah Chee, Ollie Wines (wrist)
B Shaun Burgoyne, Brian Lake, Taylor Duryea
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Ben Stratton
C Isaac Smith, Sam Mitchell, Matthew Suckling
HF Will Langford, Jack Gunston, Bradley Hill
F Luke Breust, Jarryd Roughead, Cyril Rioli
FOLL Jonathon Ceglar, Luke Hodge, Jordan Lewis
I/C Brendan Whitecross, Ben McEvoy, Paul Puopolo, Billy Hartung
EMG Ryan Schoenmakers, Jonathan Simpkin, Jed Anderson
IN Bradley Hill
OUT Jed Anderson